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The stock shifter handle is very weak compared to the block of the Hurst shifter. Since they can prove that adding a beefer shifter caused the handle to be the weak link, they are within their rights to void the transmission warranty. If you want a bullet proof solution get a Barton shifter with the flat stick, there's no way to break that tank. Plus it will be much quieter.
 

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I of course agree they shouldn't warranty the shift stick itself, but I would have to disagree that the presence of a short shifter voids the entire transmission warranty. By Chrysler's actions, even getting some other shifter (Barton or otherwise) would automatically void the entire transmission warranty simply by its presence.
No they can only void your warranty if they can prove that an aftermarket product caused failure. Just by simply having mods on your car they will not void the warranty. Read up on the Magnuson Warranty Act.
 

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Correct. That is the basis for me being upset and why I am not dropping it with Chrysler. I guess I'm misunderstanding you here.

I read your initial reply and implying that my broken shifter lever was valid reason for them to void my entire transmission. That is in essence saying the symptom (broken shifter lever caused by faulty transmission) is the justification used against the origin cause (faulty transmission).

It does make sense for them to not warranty the shifter level because of the Hurst short shifter, of course. That makes sense (stronger hurst shifter causing weaker chrysler stick to break). I am not arguing that.

It's definitely a raw deal, and I totally agree that it's bogus to void the entire transmission warranty for a shifter handle that breaks with stress over time. It's just that I've seen Chrysler do this so many times to other people. They find ANY reason to say "this mod caused this", etc, and then they take the opportunity to void your warranty. In your case you have nothing to lose by fighting it. Although it's not fair what they are doing, I understand their "logic" if you want to call it that.

Best of luck to you though, I hope you get it figured out.
 
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